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Princess Anne ‘has sympathy’ for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, royal expert reveals

Princess Anne ‘sympathizes’ with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle because’ young and glamorous royals are ‘under more pressure,’ reveals royal expert Robert Hardman

  • Princess Anne, 69, ‘has sympathy’ for Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38
  • Robert Hardman interviewed the royal extensively for the upcoming documentary
  • He told the Today program: “She’s glad she’s not leaving this path today”
  • Said, “She accepts that the media is interested in the new, young and glamorous”
  • He continued: ‘That creates extra pressure and it is not an easy role to play’

Princess Anne ‘sympathizes’ with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle because the ‘new, young and glamorous’ royals are under pressure in the ‘not easy’ role, a royal expert has revealed.

Robert Hardman, who extensively interviewed the 69-year-old royal for the upcoming documentary Princess Royal: Anne at the age of 70, told Radio 4’s Today program: “She explains that she is quite happy that she is not going on this path today.”

When asked if she has “sympathy” for Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, he said, “She does, and she talks about it.”

Robert continued, “She fully accepts that the media is mainly interested in new and young and glamorous, and that puts extra pressure on it and it’s not an easy part to play.”

Princess Anne 'sympathizes' with Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, because' the new, young, glam royals are 'under pressure,' says a royal expert

Princess Anne ‘sympathizes’ with Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, because’ the new, young, glam royals are ‘under pressure,’ says a royal expert

Meanwhile, he also revealed how the royal is aware of additional pressure for younger royals, explaining that ‘you didn’t have social media in her day’.

Robert further explained how the Princess Royal had ‘clearly come to terms’ with the challenges and pressures of its role.

He added: ‘That was certainly part of the thought in her decision not to give titles to her own children.

“And we talked to them for a long time, they are absolutely delightful and they are both very grateful that they are grateful that they could have lived normal lives if your grandmother is the monarch.”

Robert Hardman explained how the Princess Royal has 'sympathy' with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex because of the busy 'new, young, glamorous royal face'

Robert Hardman explained how the Princess Royal has 'sympathy' with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex because of the busy 'new, young, glamorous royal face'

Robert Hardman explained how the Princess Royal has ‘sympathy’ with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex because of the busy ‘new, young, glamorous royal face’

Meanwhile, he also explained how Princess Anne had remained focused and devoted to her royal duties all her life.

He said, “I think she was quite straightforward in what she wanted to do. She didn’t want to be a fairytale princess. She wanted to be hands-on.

“She wanted to make a difference, not just to be a figurehead.”

But he added that the Princess Royal also “never felt pressured” as a “force for change.”

Meanwhile, Robert also added how 'grateful' Zara Tindall, 38, and Peter Phillips said they should have lived 'normal' lives

Meanwhile, Robert also added how 'grateful' Zara Tindall, 38, and Peter Phillips said they should have lived 'normal' lives

Meanwhile, Robert also added how ‘grateful’ Zara Tindall, 38, and Peter Phillips said they should have lived ‘normal’ lives

His comments emerge when Prince Harry and Meghan would never return to the official role after the bombiography that exposed their break with the royal family.

The pair have “torpedoed” every opportunity to create a new position with the help of the Queen and high sovereigns when their “trial period” ends in the US, sources say.

The book, which reveals their sour relationship with the monarchy in unbearable detail, is likely to overturn hopes of renegotiating their royal duties if “Megxit” is revised.

His comments come amid reports that Prince Harry and Meghanhave have 'torpedoed' every opportunity to create a new position with the help of the Queen and high sovereigns when their 'trial period' ends in the US

His comments come amid reports that Prince Harry and Meghanhave have 'torpedoed' every opportunity to create a new position with the help of the Queen and high sovereigns when their 'trial period' ends in the US

His comments come amid reports that Prince Harry and Meghanhave have ‘torpedoed’ every opportunity to create a new position with the help of the Queen and high sovereigns when their ‘trial period’ ends in the US

The revelations will also hurt efforts to restore their separation from Harry’s brother William and sister-in-law Kate, they fear.

A source from a royal household said, “The door will always be open to them as dear family members. But it’s hard to see how they can now save the new role they wanted as ‘hybrid’ royals, with commercial careers alongside regal duties from the US. ‘

Another source told the Mail: “The evaluation period has not yet been discussed, but it doesn’t seem like there is a way to go back now. Some very private matters have now been publicly broadcast, seemingly with their blessings. That will be painful. ‘

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